Pederson, a left-handed outfielder, is hitting .327/.400/.554 in Double-A. However, the Dodgers' personnel issues aren't in the outfield. Matt Kemp is struggling but not the type of player the Dodgers will nor should give up on. Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford are both having above-average seasons at the plate. As such, it's difficult to imagine these discussions going anywhere at this point, unless the Dodgers have a major injury or two in the outfield.
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The Dodgers have struggled this season and Puig's talent has made him a much-discussed commodity outside the front office as well. However, it doesn't appear as if there's a place to play him -- Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier have both been above-average hitters this year and the club is not going to give up on Matt Kemp as he works through his slump. At this point, it seems unlikely the club will call up Puig unless there's a major injury in the outfield.
Fiers will get the nod with starter Kyle Lohse out due to elbow irritation. Fiers has a 5.93 ERA in eight appearances; he allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings against Arizona in his only start of the year.
It's unclear if Lohse's injury will require a disabled list trip at this time. Mike Fiers will take the start Saturday against Pittsburgh in his place.
Byrdak underwent surgery last September. He's still likely a month or two away from returning to the Mets.
Upton has started 44 of 45 games for Atlanta. He gets a rest day with Wednesday's day game coming after a night game.
Simmons has played in every game since April 8 and has started all but three. Ramiro Pena gets the start at shortstop for Atlanta.
Paredes is batting .268 (11 for 41) with one home run, four doubles and seven RBI in his last 14 games.